Welcome to Willoughby, Langley’s Fastest Growing Neighbourhood
Living in the Lower Mainland, we all know the struggle when it comes to finding affordable housing options. Many people are unaware that just past the hustle and bustle and bright lights of the city there are communities like Langley, which are growing with the times. In fact, the Township of Langley is growing at a rapid rate of 256 new residents per month, according to BC Stats figures. Young professionals and young families are flocking in droves to come and see what Langley has to offer.
Langley used to be known as a sleepy little farming community but now is quickly growing into one of the largest municipalities in the Lower Mainland. In the past 50 years, household growth in the Township has far outpaced the growth achieved in Metro Vancouver, and the province of British Columbia. According to the latest census, Langley’s population has jumped from 104,000 in 2011 to 117,000 in 2016, a growth of 12.8%.
With new restaurants, bars, grocers and microbreweries seeming to pop up on a weekly basis, Langley has repositioned itself as the next “it” place for those seeking an affordable home in a trendy neighbourhood. And the Willoughby area of Langley specifically has become the fastest growing region in Langley.
The Willoughby area is northwest of the Township and home to the Civic Facility, Willowbrook Recreation Centre, Langley Events Centre, and the Willowbrook Shopping Centre. This vibrant and growing community features bustling, trendy, and new neighbourhoods that provide housing, parks, and ample restaurant and shopping opportunities.
Willoughby is conveniently located closely to Highway 1, making the trip to Vancouver a quick 45-minute commute. There is also accessible transit, whether to go to work or just to explore, Willoughby provides many options to get around.
Willoughby continues to be an area of residential and commercial growth. Yorkson Community Park will see the opening of three new sports fields and a dog off-leash park. Roadway and intersection improvements including traffic signals will be completed at 80 Avenue, 211 Street, 212 Street and 216 Street to support routes as part of the interchange at 216 Street and Highway 1. A water reservoir will be constructed at 73A Avenue and 204 Street as part of GVWD projects.